Archive for the ‘Yarn Events’ Category

 

knittedyarns MDSW-Fiber Festival Here We Come!

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is held the first weekend in May in West Friendship, Maryland. It claims to be the largest fiber festival in the U.S.

For me it’s a knitting adventure. I meet a group of other knitters at a deli at 35th Street and Sixth Avenue to board a bus that leaves the city at 7.00 a.m. sharp for the Maryland fairgrounds. Bl

knittedyarns Think BIG Knitting Projects-Betty's Upper Westside Afghan

Before the pain of The Point’s closing could sink in, I dropped by Knitty City to hear Betty talk about her afghan. One thing that Knitty City does a wonderful job is displaying samples of various knitting projects as well as colorful swatches to entice you to use the fibers. I arrived just in time […]

knittedyarns Farewell to The Point NYC

It’s amazing how fast The Point NYC went from bustling knitting cafe bursting with color to a shell of a store with white painted bricks. Less than a week earlier, The Point NYC was filled with new fibers such as corn and sugar cane and knitting supplies that arrived daily. Knitters and other fiber enthusiasts occupied every chair in the cafe and worked fueled by caffeine and fiber fumes.

On Wednesday evening, April 29th, the store was the location of celebration

knittedyarns F is also for Fiber Friends!

F is for Fiber Friends. While I am indebted to the animals whose fleeces (yet another “F” word!) become the beautiful fibers that I knit, fiber friends refers to actual people.   What would we do without them?     My fiber friends and I connect over our mutual love of yarn and knitting. We’ve met in person at knitting […]

knittedyarns F is for Fiber, Fiber Festivals and Fiber Farms

When it comes to writing about fiber, I could go on and on filling miles of online space as I’m sure many of you could as well. There’s the wonderful stuff that we find at Sheep & Wool Festivals that comes from the people who raise the animals or dye  it using a wonderful palette […]

knittedyarns Another Spin on Free Knitting Projects…

In her April 7th  post entitled “Free Knitting Now, …” on the Mason Dixon Knitting blog, Ann makes a strong case for looking through your pile of UFOs to work up new enthusiasm for these forgotten projects. Going through your closets and other hiding places to collect your partially finished projects enables you find a […]

knittedyarns Silk City Fibers-April Warehouse Sale Postponed

FYI for all of you Silk Fibers City fans. Due to the Passover and Easter holidays, Silk City Fibers has postponed their Warehouse Sale from the second Saturday in April until the third Saturday in April, April 18th. For those of you who haven’t ventured to the Passiac, NJ location. It’s a treasure trove of […]

knittedyarns Happy Valentine's Day

  Valentine’s Day brings out the red-filled joy in all of us.  Roses are a standby for many men and here are the wonderful buds that the manager of The Point received. We were lucky that she left them out for everyone to enjoy. The Point dress its window with Valentine’s frivolity.  The focal point […]

knittedyarns Planning Knitted Valentine Joy – NYC Yarn Sale at Annie & Co

One way to put the love back into Valentine’s Day is to make something special for your sweetie. The first Valentine’s Day that I spent with my husband we had agreed not to exchange gifts. We had planned a quiet dinner at home since I was teaching that night. Packing to leave for class, I […]

knittedyarns UWS Knitters-Happy 7th Birthday!

The UWS Knitters group (translation Upper West Side Knitters for those of you from outside of Manhattan) celebrated their 7th Birthday at their regular meeting this week. For our birthday, our list mom, Judi brings a birthday cake. We meet in the Starbucks on West 86th Street and Columbus Avenue from 6.00 pm to 8.00 […]